On October 23rd, you don't have to travel to Singapore or Taipei to experience the food, fun and community of an Asian night market. We'll be closing the street and opening our doors as the Internet Archive goes global! We invite you to join us for World Night Market: the Internet Archive's Annual Bash, Wednesday, October 23rd from 5-10 PM at our headquarters in San Francisco. This party is your passport to explore the Internet Archive’s global offerings, from world news to sacred palm leaf manuscripts. Inspired by the night markets of Asia, we’ll be throwing a block party for friends, partners and our community, offering up a vibrant mix of food trucks, hands-on demo stations, Lion Dancers, music and dancing.
When you arrive from 5- 7 pm, we will give you your Passport to food trucks with our favorite foods from Singapore to Mexico City to Delhi; beer & wines from around the world; Lion Dancers and music, playful tattoos, plus hands-on demonstrations of the Internet Archive’s latest innovations and partnerships.
Stamp your Passport to Knowledge at these demo stations:
Get your own passport when your check in, then be sure to collect the stamps at every station
- Put on a VR headset and play in a virtual Archive or try out vintage games
- Find your earliest websites with the Wayback Machine’s latest tools
- Scan a book on our Tabletop Scribe
- Are you’re a vinyl lover? Come play with our latest tools to digitize & playback LPs
- Search millions of hours of talk and news radio
- Listen to tunes with our Music Player & get a guided tour of the new features
- Search 1.6 million programs in our TV News Archive
- Unlock the secrets of Balinese lontars—Palm Leaf manuscripts sometimes centuries old with the experts of PanLex
- Meet our friends from Better World Books, one of the largest used booksellers in the world
- Explore the history of the World Wide Web with Infomesh.org
- Join the Open Libraries movement to provide online digital access to millions of books for billions of people
- Learn how local librarians are preserving their community’s online history with Archive-It
- Try out the “Internet Archive in a Box”—our decentralized, portable, offline version perfect for remote locations
- Save a Book with OpenLibrary.org
- Watch a new documentary about the creator of KidPix
- Enter a Virtual Reality Archive where you can spin an LP, read a book, or watch a film.
- Internet Archive engineer, Mek Karpeles, shows off the latest features of OpenLibrary.org
Then from 7-8 PM the Great Room program begins! In a world in which truth seems to be fracturing, what’s a library’s role? To weave the trusted knowledge held by libraries into the World Wide Web itself. We’ve invited our partners and builders to share their herculean efforts to make media more accessible and reliable than ever.
You won’t want to miss:
- Brewster Kahle at the October 2018 Annual Bash
- Information Activist, Carl Malamud on freeing the information of India
- Open Access visionary, Lisa Petrides on building an diverse, inclusive, and equitable Universal K-12 School Library for all
- Internet Archive’s Alexis Rossi & Jason Buckner on making talk & news radio searchable, comparable and ultimately, accountable
- Brewster Kahle on our project with Wikimedia Foundation to take readers deeper and ensure the integrity of the world’s online encyclopedia
- Plus the Internet Archive Hero Award and a major announcement about our future direction
And after the program, be sure to stay for the dancing, DJs and dessert on our side patio.
Having knowledge you can trust has never been more important. So let’s celebrate— get your passport now to the World Night Market!